Accession Number:

ADA063191

Title:

Data Acquisition, Monitor and Control System Development for Field Army Medical Facilities.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 1 Aug 76-31 Aug 78,

Corporate Author:

LIFE SYSTEMS INC CLEVELAND OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

A Data Acquisition, Monitor and Control System has been designed and fabricated to collect test data from a Water Processing System pilot plant with minimal operation intervention. This system, designed to enhance the effectiveness of the water processing pilot plant operation, was installed at the U. S. Army Medical Bioengineering Research and Development Laboratory, Fort Detrick, Frederick, MD. The system was designed with the following capabilities 1 control and monitor the Water Processing System through a remote satellite controller, 2 acquire and store the Water Processing System testing data, 3 retrieve and generate testing reports and 4 develop new computer programs by project engineers without interruption of the Data Acquisition System. A distributed processing technique was used in the design. Real-time tasks such as data acquisition and monitor and control functions were implemented on the foreground computer. Data retrieval, report generation and program development were implemented on the background computer for batch processing. The system mainframe was equipped with moving head cartridge disk drives, floppy disk drives and magnetic tape transports for data and program storage. Peripheral devices including line printer, card reader, paper tape reader and paper tape punch were multiplexed to the foregroundbackground computers. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE